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use of methamphetamine during chemotherapy

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Kept in positon: Most chemotherapeutic agents are delivered intravenously while a few can be given orally. With IV therapy which is given over several hrs the patien ... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Many dangers: From effects on appetite to cardiac arrhythmias on a depleted state. There are only a few conditions where low doses prescribed amphetamines may be tr ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Diet ; supplements: Many controlled studies have shown that medicinal mushrooms ; other supplements decrease side effects of chemotherapy and improve outcomes. But some ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: Different types of chemotherapy have different potentials for causing what we refernto as emetogenesis. We now routinely employ very effectivemdrugsn ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
BM suppression: Chemotherapy kills rapidly growing cells. Bone Marrow where red blood cells and WBCs are made are also affected.So there is suppression of WBCs and it ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
How about never?: You are not 'supposed' to vomit. Not all chemo drugs will cause vomiting and there are many agents used nowadays to prevent that side effect. Sadly, ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Usually no...: Unless someone is quite obese before starting chemotherapy, weight loss is not desired. It can be quite difficult to maintain good nutrition while rec ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Why should you have: There is little reason to have pain during chemo? it is a myth that some ignorant people can pass on to you. Giving chemotherapy is like taking intrav ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Wait: The chemo will wear off. If you have spontaneous bleeding, report this to your oncologist. Otherwise, do nothing and follow their advice. They know wh ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/chemotherapy/basics/definition/prc-20023578

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